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Lorenzo Vázquez

(c. 1450—1514)


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(c.1450–c.1514), Spanish master mason and architect, probably born in Segovia, to whom the earliest Spanish buildings in the Renaissance style are attributed. From 1489 he was employed as a master mason by Cardinal Mendoza, initially at the Colegio de Santa Cruz at Valladolid, which had been started in 1486 and was transformed by Vázquez in 1491 into a Renaissance building with an Italianate frontispiece medallion. His subsequent Mendoza commissions were the palace at Cogulludo (1495), which mingles Renaissance elements with Gothic windows, the palace at Guadalajara (completed before 1507), and (together with Michele Carloni of Genoa) the castle of La Calahorra, near Guadix (1509–12).

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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